Record Breaking Number of Choir Students Advance to Area

Last week, 21 students representing the DSHS Choir program submitted recordings for the TMEA All-State Auditions 2nd Round: Pre-Area. Out of approximately 15-18 students per voice part, only the top 5 in each voice part were chosen to advance to the final round of competition: Area.  Of the 21 students who competed, 13 are moving to the area competition, with two alternates. This is the largest … Continue reading Record Breaking Number of Choir Students Advance to Area

Vaping Impacts Student’s Health Through Targeted Ads

Since July, there has been a warning for the disposable vaping device, Puff Bars, to be taken off of the US market. At the beginning of 2020, the FDA banned all flavored JUUL pods because of their notice that teens were attracted to the flavors. Minty, sweet, and fruity flavors were all outlawed, leaving only the sale of menthol and tobacco flavors. The FDA believes … Continue reading Vaping Impacts Student’s Health Through Targeted Ads

Easier Management: District Reveals New Transportation System

For the past few months, the school district in its entirety has begun to work on a new system for transportation, called “SMART Tags.” Essentially, SMART Tags are a new add-on to student IDs, enabling the school to know where a student is during transportation periods. This ensures that students get where they need to go. “We became aware of this product about five years … Continue reading Easier Management: District Reveals New Transportation System

Hi-Steppers Overcome COVID

The Dripping Springs High School High-Steppers team has been facing some challenging times while adjusting to the new normal of COVID. The group has been meeting through zoom throughout August. They even held tryouts through video submissions. “It was virtual (the tryouts), so they had to dance on video; for instance, we had to completely clear one of our living rooms, take all the furniture … Continue reading Hi-Steppers Overcome COVID

4 Teams Qualify for Area in Ag LDE

The following students placed at the virtual River District qualifying Ag competition for the fall leadership development events: Ag Advocacy – 5th place: Emma Henson, Ginny Falls, Kaylie Tipton Ag Issues – 3rd place: Peyton Allgyer, Hannah Ikels, Ali Gartner, Megan Joost Greenhand Skills – 4th place: Camdyn Crow, Farrah Herrington, Caleb Flores Senior Skills – 5th place: Angelina La Barre, Maddie Stevens, Allee Kirkey … Continue reading 4 Teams Qualify for Area in Ag LDE

Thank a Staff Member

The PTSA is sponsoring a Thanks-a-Million card campaign to show campus staff appreciation. “Our staff has been going above and beyond non-stop since before school started, and the PTSA wants you to help us show them some love,” PTSA representative Amanda Miyamoto said. Students and parents can write a note expressing their gratitude–either by hand, and dropping it in the box in the foyer by … Continue reading Thank a Staff Member